Archaeology of Shelter and Migration in Western Kansas

June 12, 2023 @ 8:00 am – June 13, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Historic Lake Scott State Park
101 West Scott Lake Drive Scott City
KS 67871
Virginia Wulfkuhle

Archaeology of Shelter and Migration in Western Kansas
Project Archaeology Workshop
Historic Lake Scott State Park, Scott County, Kansas
June 12 and 13, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Archaeology of Shelter and Migration in Western Kansas is a workshop designed for in-service teachers, pre-service teachers, informal educators (e.g., museum personnel, park employees, Scout leaders, etc.), avocational archaeologists, and archaeologists, particularly those in an under-served region of Kansas. Instructors Virginia Wulfkuhle and Gail Lundeen will model national and Kansas-specific Project Archaeology materials that are multidisciplinary, inquiry-based, and designed for, but not limited to, grades 3-8. Project Archaeology uses archaeology to foster understanding of past and present cultures; improve social studies, science, and literacy education; and enhance citizenship education to help preserve our archaeological legacy. A wide variety of curriculum materials will be provided.

Kansas Workshop Family Room Site

The workshop is scheduled for June 12-13, 2023, in conjunction with the Kansas Archeology Training Program (KATP) field school, June 1-18, 2023, in Scott County, Kansas. Participants will register for the class through online KATP registration ( A stipend of $75 for each of 12 people is offered, allowing participants to purchase an annual membership in the KAA ($27 for an individual adult) and pay the KATP field school registration fee at the membership rate ($35). Participants who desire laboratory, field survey, and excavation experience can take part in those KATP field school activities prior to or following the two-day workshop. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to the field school, food, and lodging.

The event will be hosted at the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) headquarters at Historic Lake Scott State Park west of Scott City, Kansas. Within this park are an archaeological site (Scott County Pueblo, 14SC1) and a National Register of Historic Places property (Herbert and Eliza Steele House) that are pertinent to the curriculum being presented.

For more information, contact Virginia Wulfkuhle at

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